Tuesday, 5 October 2010

MMJ Masterclasses: iPhone for Journalism, Essential Law Update, Apps for Non-Coders and latest Developments in Video Storytelling

Here's a preview of mastercasses at Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide schedued for October and November. Find them at
October 2010

Masterclass 14: iPhone for Journalism

Smartphones are a highly convenient way for the multimedia journalist to publish instantly

We'll look at how to turn your iPhone into a fully-enabled multimedia reporting device, so you can file text, stills, video and audio instantly to a custom-made blog, to a mobile-enabled multimedia site, and any combination you like of Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and a huge range of other platforms.
We're concentrating on the iPhone, but what we cover is also applicable to other smartphones.
Going live: October 16

Masterclass 15: Media law is changing fast, are you keeping up?

What do you know about the developing de facto law on privacy in the UK?

Puzzled about sports stars, data protection and super-injunctions?

Ever wondered why what your law textbook says on defamation and contempt seems out of step with how the media actually behaves?

Then this Masterclass is for you. Media law expert Duncan Lamont talks about how the law as it relates to the media is changing, and explains how the law is interpreted in real journalistic life.
Going live: October 30

November 2010

Masterclass 16: App-building for non-coders, website building for non-coders

How to build a iPhone and Android-compatible app, and a Drupal website without being a web-developer

We'll cover basic html in a later masterclass, for now, here's how to get your really professional mobile app up and running. Also, building on existing MMJ course and masterclass content, we'll look at how it is now possible to create a website on Drupal, on open-source web dvelopment platform that is the basis for many websites, including the one you are reading now.
Going live: November 13

Masterclass 17: Video storytelling

The latest on what works best in online video, and how to get it right

Our understanding of how best to deliver online is developing rapidly. We'll build on existing MMJ course content by looking at what the BBC has learned, and see how to put it into practice. We'll also take in the National Council for the Training of Journalist's requriements in its video storytelling option at Diploma in Journalism level.
Going live, November 27

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